An Irish Academy Masterclass with Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

We are delighted to announce our support of the Irish Film & Television Academy members masterclass with multi Award-winning Irish cinematographer Seamus McGarvey. The masterclass takes place in the Light House Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin on Sunday the 22nd of October.

Seamus has been awarded five IFTAs for Best Cinematography, most recently, on Tom Ford’s NOCTURNAL ANIMALS earlier this year.

The Irish Academy will have the pleasure of officially presenting Seamus with his IFTA Award during the Masterclass.

Seamus has been twice nominated for American Academy Awards, for ATONEMENT (2007) and ANNA KARENINA (2012), both of which were directed by Joe Wright. He has also worked with Joe Wright on various commercials including Chanel.  Seamus has received nominations from BAFTA in 2016 for his work on Tom Ford’s NOCTURNAL ANIMALS and also for his work on TV drama BLACK MIRROR.

Seamus will give a two hour Masterclass on Saturday 22nd October at the Light House Cinema. The Masterclass, which is open primarily to the Camera department, will explore the work of an incredibly talented cinematographer and areas that will be covered include: working with the director; determining camera, format and shooting style, working with the VFX team; how the process has changed in the last 15 years, and where the craft of Cinematography is going. Samples of Seamus’ work will be screen and discussed including the famous five minute Dunkirk take (including the brilliant steadicam work by Peter Robertson) in ATONEMENT.

Born in Armagh in Northern Ireland, Seamus McGarvey began his career as a stills photographer, quickly progressing to cinematography by shooting short films and documentaries. His early work swiftly gained him notice in the film industry, working with celebrated directors such as Sam Taylor-Wood and Joe Wright. In 1998, Seamus McGarvey became the youngest member of the British Society of Cinematographers, and won the Royal Photographic Society’s prestigious Lumière medal for contributions to the art of cinematography.

Throughout his career, he has worked on a variety of acclaimed films such as THE AVENGERS, GODIZILLA, The SOLOIST and THE HOURS. McGarvey has won IFTA Awards for Best Cinematography for SAHARA, ATONEMENT, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN and NOCTURNAL ANIMALS.

Masterclass with Seamus McGarvey
Venue: Light House Cinema
Date: Sunday 22nd of October
Time: 10.00am – 12.30
COST: €15 (non-Members), €10 (IFTA Members) Click here to apply.